Royals starter Edinson Volquez felt pretty good after tossing three hitless, scoreless innings on Tuesday afternoon’s Cactus League game against the Rockies. The right-hander threw 37 pitches, 24 for strikes, notching a pair of strikeouts in what was an easy day of work.
After the game, Volquez gave what might end up being the quote of the year. From Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star:
“I feel sexy right now. You know what happen when I feel sexy, right?”
Thankfully, the question was rhetorical and he didn’t provide the answer to his own question.
Volquez, 32, has had a career rebirth after spending 2014 with the Pirates under the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage. That year, he finished with a 3.04 ERA and followed that up with a 3.55 mark with the Royals last season. He also struck out 155 and walked 72 in 200 1/3 innings, helping the Royals win their first championship since 1985.